A new work for Tenor Saxophone by Andy Scott is now published and available from Astute Music.
It was composed in late 2016 and Andy Scott gave the world premiere of Westland in Holland at the Westland Saxophone Festival in January 2017
On the 6th June 2018, the Aurora Percussion Duo will give the world premiere of Andy's new piece 'Xi'Yu' as part of their concert at the Swaledale Festival.
The piece was titled 'Xi'Yu' by the percussion duo, Delia Stevens and Le Yu, and was commissioned by Swaledale Festival.
For more info on this event, click here
Photo by Guy Carpenter at Gullwing Photography
On Saturday 5th May 2018 I was fortunate enough to be in Utrecht and attend the world premiere of Defiance, a new work that I had been approached to write for the Fairey Brass Band, supported by Brass Band England & funded by PRSF.
Fairey Band were representing England at the prestigious European Brass Band Championships, with each band playing the set test piece A Time for Outrage, a wonderful work from Marco Putz, originally for Fanfare Orchestra, arranged for the occasion by my friend Paul McGhee (a brilliant composer himself) and the following day performing an own choice work. In this competition (as with others in the
The Apollo Saxophone Quartet will be performing in an exciting collaborative project with the Artvark Saxophone Quartet in several concerts between the 24th - 26th May 2018 in the Netherlands! For more info on these events, click here [link to events when that's live]
The two quartets met in South Africa whilst touring together and there was an instant connection, both musically and personally. Both groups are musically open-minded and all eight musicians are composers as well as saxophonists.
In January 2018, the Artvark met the Apollo for three days of intense rehearsing, each player bringing a new octet, before launching this collaboration in May in Holland.
UK dates and a recording will follow in 2018/2019...
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